Pope to be briefed on Vatican leaks

POPE Benedict XVI is to be briefed by the three cardinals he appointed in April to investigate a series of leaked Vatican documents that have cast a poor light on the top governance of the Catholic Church.

The cardinals were given a broad mandate to interview Vatican officials across the board to get to the bottom of the leaks and report back to the Pope. They are working separately from a criminal probe headed by the Pope’s top bodyguard..

So far only one person has been arrested in the case: the Pope’s butler, Paolo Gabriele, 46, has been accused of aggravated theft after papal documents were found in his apartment.